10 October 2019
Google has enabled a new function called the Stream transfer that would let you move music to different rooms as you move into them. With its series of options from Home Mini to Nest Hub Max, you can easily transfer the stream so that you don’t miss a beat while listening to your favorite podcast.
This could prove to be a great feature for those who have multiple smart home devices in their house. They just need to come out of one room and start playing the rest from another device placed in another room. So, wherever you go, your favorite podcast will follow with a mere “Hey Google, move the music to the [any room name] speaker” command.
This is a great feature as you won’t have to command the Google assistant to play your podcast again from a different room.
Google has shared a few examples of how to give it a try. For instance, if you’re listening to music via Google Home Mini in the kitchen and move to the living room and want to listen the remaining song via your favorite speaker, then just say “Hey Google, move the music to the living room speaker.”
You can also choose to cast music on the device you want to hear from. This is helpful when you have many smart home devices at home. Simply press the cast button available in Google Home app to see all the devices in your home, then choose which device or group you’d like to move your podcast or music to. Also, the music can be transferred to a speaker group in case you want to fill your whole home with music.
Google has announced Stream transfer is compatible with your favorite audio apps, including YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. The Stream transfer is already rolling out across all Chromecasts and Google Home and Nest smart speakers and displays.